Fish & Farm
339 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102Neighborhood:
Downtown / Union Square
AmericanPrice: $30 and under
Fish & Farm
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.fishandfarmsf.com/
- Phone: 4154743474x
- Hours of Operation:
Open 7 nights a week.
Dinner: 5:30pm - close
- Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: American, Californian, Unspecified
- Executive Chef: Elicio Soto
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: No
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: We offer two private dining rooms. The Fishbowl seats up to 16 persons and The Aquarium Club room seats up to 36 for a dinner or 60 for a cocktail party. Both rooms were designed by Sheri Sheridan of Disfigure and Swallowtail design. Cocktail parties, full sit down dinners, buffets, or appetizer and wine receptions are available. All inclusive packaging including wine pairings and cocktails is available. Rooms are available with or without private bar facilities. We take great care to ensure your private dining exceeds your expectations. Buy-outs of the entire main dining room and lounge are also offered on specific nights and increase the private dining capacity to nearly 90 for a sit down dinner and over 125 for a reception.
- Private Party Contact: Heather Seliga 267 968 2563x
- Entertainment: Wine Club and "Meet the Winemaker Events"
Happy Hour nightly from 4-6
- Special Events: We have three beautiful dining rooms where you can host your next holiday party, business dinner, birthday or anniversary celebration, rehersal dinner or wedding reception. For more details see the private dining section on our web page.
- Cross Street: O'Farrell
- Public Transit: Near all major bus lines on Geary Street. Up 6th Street across Market onto Taylor Street, we are only 1 mile from the major freeways 101 and 80. We are 4 blocks from Powell Street Bart Station.
- Parking: No
- Parking Details: There nearby parking lots as well as street parking.
A word from Fish & Farm
With chocolate brown tufted booths, rich bamboo flooring, and seating for only 48 Fish & Farm emphasizes a civilized place in which to enjoy a menu of organic produce and all sustainably farmed fish and organic meats. Fish & Farm offers an Award Winning wine list of organic and bio dynamic wines and a monthly featured winery, winemaker or region with taste, glass and bottle portions."Meet the Winemaker" events are held throughout the year and are discounted for wine club members. Fish & Farm offers a clever menu of French and California influenced American Cuisine.The lounge and bar seats a cozy 20 persons and offers a menu of hand-crafted items.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Fish & Farm reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 20, 2014
- Ambiance3.4Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (27)neighborhood gem (25)special occasion (15)romantic (14)good for groups (10)notable wine list (6)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
- Mikey MMikeyDined on 9/11/2014Fish and Farm offered our group of 6 a very nice location, convenient to Moscone Center Convention goers as well as visitors to Union Square. Our group arrived a bit early, but were seated immediately. Lighting was good and the acoustics allowed our group to maintain a nice business conversation. A little hard to find, but worth the effort. Pricing seemed reasonable for San Francisco.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- You don't have to go thereBrugoogDined on 9/10/2014Nice place, located in the Mark Twain Hotel. And this is it actually, a nice hotel restaurant - nothing less and nothing more. We've been there at 6 pm and the restaurant was completely empty. During our dinner were never more than 3 tables occupied. The food was nothing to write home about: the crusty artichoke on salad was really good, the goat cheese galette was simply goat cheese, the galette (french pancake) was missing. The salmon was, well, salmon - nice and well done but we had it hundredth of times. The pork chop was less tasty than expected and also too thick cut. Our white wine was really good but much to warm. All together (remember the name!) we would have expected more than a faceless hotel diner.Special Features:
- Limited Farm with Fishimabigkidnow88Dined on 9/5/2014Limited food items on the menu. Extremely limited wine menu. Disappointed when I brought a friend here who was allergic to shellfish and all of their appetizers consisted of shellfish. The place was also minimally staffed: Our waiter was also the hotel bartender and he was extremely busy, which left little things to be unattended to (like refilling the water).Overall, I was a nice quaint place to eat, but the prices don't equate to the quality of food you would expect.Special Features:
- Great food hidden in a hotelmari5011VIPDined on 9/2/2014This was great. We booked it because of the 1000 point deal on Opentable, and because it was really close to the hotel we were staying at, and because we love the idea of farm-to-table restaurants. We were hoping it would be good, but it was great. It exceeded expectations! The service was fantastic and friendly, and the food was so good- especially the sauces. It was reasonably priced and in a great location, but I imagine it's a bit overlooked because it's tucked inside the Mark Twain hotel. I'd definitely recommend this place, especially if you're staying across the street at the Hilton and looking for something close by!Special Features:
- Lost in a sea of restaurantsstreakerfreakDined on 9/1/2014This one is tough to review. Service was great, granted there were only two other tables filled on Labor Day at 730pm. We both loved our food so there is no problem there. What's keeping this place from standing out. Two things I see. Location and alcohol list. Never in my life have I seen cluster of menus for alcohol pieced together like a 5th grade book report. For all the books you get, their list is nothing really exciting. No real craft beer and uninspired cocktails. The ambiance was wonderful and it's location was right near our hotel. A restaurant can't survive on just hotel patrons though and it's location is amiss for this type of restaurant.Special Features:
- Disappointing, never returningEBarnesDined on 8/31/20141st visit. When we arrived, the restaurant was empty except for a large group which was done eating. We ordered our food, drinks, and appetizers all at once. Our waitor was very dry and uninterested in our table, never checked on us to see how we were doing, or even asked if we were from out of town. The waiter which is also the bartender somehow mixed up me and my friend's drinks; she ordered chardonnay and I ordered a reisling. The crabcakes were horrible and tiny, tasted like the frozen ones from your grocer. The bread was also disgusting, cold and wet. Our entrées took extremely long, a table which arrived 20 minutes after us received their food 1st and they had steaks. We had mediocre fish and hamburgers. The list goes on and on...
- Lived up to the recommendationOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 8/30/2014This restaurant had been recommended to us some time ago, but we had never gotten around to going there until last week The food was excellent, the staff helpful, and the price was within expectations. We will definitely be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Tasty foodTenderloinFoodyDined on 8/24/2014This was our fourth time dining at Fish and Farm, and despite some of the other reviews, we have always had a good dining experience. The food is tasty and it's a good spot to bring visitors from out of town (we live in the neighborhood). They also have a great room for private dining.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PerfectKenzieDined on 8/22/2014I'm a regular at this place and I honestly can't say enough good things. The staff is INCREDIBLE to me. Michael the manager always makes me feel very welcome, as does the rest of the staff. They're extremely kind and knowledgeable about the food and where it comes from (something that is very important to me). The chef is an amazing man, also. I'd recommend the pork chop, the steak, the goat cheese galette, the risotto, and the mussels (I'm partial to the Bretonne preparation). I know that's a lot of items to recommend, but seriously - none of those would disappoint. Even finicky eaters would love it. The wine list is fabulous, too. There aren't many things I would steer potential customers away from. The place is the best. My favorite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazing food!DiappointedVIPDined on 8/22/2014We were seated immediately, no waiting, a plus in my book. Chef Soto came out and introuced himself, we complimented him on his wonderful cuisine. Great service, good food, good wine list. We will return.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Don't botherJanBapDined on 8/18/2014I've had - and made - better versions of these dishes. We had salmon & vegetable risotto. Meh. Host and server weren't friendly at all. They delivered the bare basics of service.
- Disappointing at bestwcfoodieDined on 8/16/2014I was looking forward to Fish and Farm, but the experience was less than great. The hostess/waitress was rude and seemed to genuinely hate her job. For a San Francisco restaurant, the bread was terrible - did they get it at Safeway? We ordered two appetizers - the crab cakes and the crispy artichoke salad. They didn't give us plates, so we had to use our tiny bread plates. The crab cakes were good, but the arugula and asparagus salad that came with it was not dressed, making it dry and bitter. The crispy asparagus was good, but the dressing seemed to be olive oil and Kraft Parmesan cheese. I could have made it at home. We had the salmon and the burger - burger was alright, as was the salmon, but wasn't memorable. Overall, not worth it.
- Fried Chicken & Pork ChopsSteffanVIPDined on 8/8/2014The fried chicken and pork chop were fantastic. Top 3 pork chops that I've ever eaten.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent FoodLarryDined on 8/8/2014I had the pork chop and it was truly outstanding; cooked to perfection.Special Features:
- Great cocktails, decent foodDinnerDateVIPDined on 8/1/2014Salmon was cooked perfectly but the sauce tasted a bit like flour still, needed to cook for another minute or two. The fried chicken is another customer favorite, but didn't stand out compared to other fried chicken. The "hot sauce butter" was just that - tasted like Frank's in melted butter. The hand crafted cocktails were outstanding. I loved the Tea Chicago Style! Overall, it was good - not bad, but not great.Special Features:
- Surprisingly poor servicesfepiVIPDined on 8/1/2014Our entrees were delicious but the artichoke salad was unremarkable and the bread and butter tasted of the refrigerator. Our waitress was friendly but the service was not good--drinks came out at various times, 10-30 minutes after ordering, simple requests like a napkin had to be repeated.
- Fried Chicken Was Still Good.hansDined on 7/26/2014But it seems like the prices for all items went up :o(Special Features:
- Not a great experienceOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 7/25/2014Lobby renovation at 8 pm on a Friday night? Bar removed from restaurant and was narrow and cramped. Worse, the bar was between the kitchen and the restaurant and waiters and construction people had to squeeze between patrons and the waiters seemed irritated about that. The bartender mumbled and when we thought he wanted our drink order, he tersely put us off to wait on someone else. Our waiter was not very friendly and not that attentive to detail. Our appetizer was burned and our meal took over an hour to prepare and because of this, we had to wolf it down to make our 10 pm show. Not good, we won't be back.
- Service needs improvementOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/25/2014We waited for 10 minutes after our reservation time to be seated, then waited 15 minutes after being seated for a waiter to show up. We finally gave up and left.
- FairBamsquireDined on 7/18/2014Nothing particularly special about this place. Service was attentive but missed obvious things like serving everyone a large bowl of mussels in broth with no serving spoon or individuals plates or bowls. Food was good but not worth overall price for the meal.
- away from the madding crowdsOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 7/12/2014Downtown San Francisco on a Saturday night was crazy. I had family from out of town and this was a gem of a find. Quite so we could catch up with each other without shouting. Food was wonderful, and the other guests at the restaurant enjoyed the low key atmosphere as well.Special Features:
- Solid food near the theaterxxiiiVIPDined on 7/12/2014The fried chicken and the mussels were excellent. They have a great scotch selection as well. Good dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice, but nothing specialCharDined on 7/9/2014I hoped I would find a more imaginative menu. The food was fine, nothing exciting. But, their coffee was wonderful.I would recommend this to a friend.
- good but not greatOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 7/9/2014above average food, prk chop was very good-- a bit expensive but great service- smallish restaurant space--intimate but a little dull
- Quaint and goodSFVisitorDined on 6/29/2014We were staying at the Hilton across and wanted something less traveled. It's menu is small but he choices were spot on. The food was good and prices reasonable.Special Features:
- lucky?redstarfarmDined on 6/27/2014made a reservation here for 4 adults and 3 young children. My friends arrived first & were very intimidated, expecting that our 3 young children or our casual attire were going to get us turned away. The staff actually gave us our own, sealed-off room. It was perfect. The kids could runa round and be loud, we could relax and enjoy each other and our food. we were so stoked and appreciative.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic Find!LaLaDined on 6/27/2014Excellent fish and wonderful service made this restaurant an instant 'we'll return soon'. Downtown location in a hotel made us worried, but we found it un-touristy and really a great place for the theater.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fish & FarmSFFoodEaterDined on 6/24/2014We tried Fish and Farm before heading to the Curran for a show. The food was excellent and the service top notch. My son had the Fried Chicken--just like Mom used to make and I had the Salmon which was excellent. We will eat here again. Just a short walk to the show! I was glad I had a reservation. They were crowded as we left.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Highly recommend!MaritaDined on 6/22/2014Excellent food and service. The food is well-conceived, with the true flavors of the fish or meat not overwhelmed with a muddle of flavors, as is the case with some restaurants nowadays. Subtle sauces enhance the flavors of very fresh fish and meat. Service is attentive without being overwhelming - kind of like the food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great comfort foodVisitorVIPDined on 6/19/2014Extremely fresh, well-prepared local ingredients. Intimate setting. Never had a bad meal here.Special Features:
- Fish and Farm DinnerKatyDined on 6/17/2014It's unfortunate that more people don't give this restaurant a try. The food was good and the wait staff was eager. The starters were AMAZING! The main courses were good, but not as good as the starters. The grillled calamari salad is a must have!
- OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIPDined on 6/17/2014Really a disgraceful restaurant. poor food, empty place, strange service. The wait staff tried but really did not know how to serve..We were very disappointed and will not return.
- Great service, below average food.OpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/16/2014This place has potential and I guess once it was good, but the food was really quite bad. I don't want to be mean as the staff were lovely. Maybe it was a bad night....
- retirement dinnerReggieDined on 6/9/2014Great food and our servers were nice. slightly pricey drinks but overall great experience.Special Features:
- Great surpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/8/2014We needed a place to meet family members from the East Bay and the peninsula. I gambled on Open Table and we were delighted. The cornbread which accompanied the delicious fried chicken was so e of the best ever.Special Features:
- slowwwwwwrenofoodloverDined on 6/6/2014The service was very, very slow - almost got up and walked - felt the description thru Open Table was totally exaggerated - food was over priced - even for San Francisco
- Lovely little place & great food!whomecookDined on 6/6/2014Very good pre-theater dinner , convenient to ACT. My companion had moules marinieres & frites, with count 'em, 48 moules in the portion! I had roasted cod, perfectly cooked, with a great sauce and lovely veggies. Not inexpensive, but worth the money. I will go back again. Good service, pleasing decor, tucked into the Mark Twain hotel, nice ambience, quiet enough for conversation, put this into a good find category.Special Features:
- Dinner for twoDinner42VIPDined on 6/5/2014When we arrived, the place was empty. That should have been our first clue to leave, but we thought we'd give it a try anyway. We started with two drinks, which took about 10 minutes to get, in an empty restaurant. Appetizer where good, but the main course still needed a chefs flare. I had the New York Strip, which had a lot of grissle and was covered in a sauce that overwhelmed the flavor of the beef. A $27 dish and I left half. I don't recommend this place.
- solidOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 6/4/2014very solid food, from a small menu (which i like). service was friendly and fast. we were there for a business meeting, others seemed to be tourists from the hotel upstairs. good for either group, but not a hip or romantic spotSpecial Features:
- Delicious, sustainable foodGAPSterDined on 5/24/2014My husband and I dined here for date night. I am on a no-grain and no-sugar diet, and I was able to find a few dishes off the menu that suit my needs. The raw oysters were fresh, but the calamari salad hit us at the right spot. My pan-roasted rock cod was cooked perfectly. My husband enjoyed his cioppino and Scotch. The place is small, the tables are placed close together. It would've been nice if I didn't have to eavesdrop on neighboring patrons. The servers were a little rough on the edges on their waiting skills, but were very polite.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 960 reviews are from the Fish & Farm reviews archive.